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Chico City Council formally approves funding local homeless non-profit

The Chico City Council formally approved funding to help one local non-profit group help the homeless.

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 12:17 AM
Updated: Jun 2, 2021 11:59 AM

CHICO, Calif. - In a quick 20-minute discussion Chico City Council voted unanimously to give funding to the Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT).

Back in March of last year, Chico was awarded the Community Development Block Grant for coronavirus funding.

The purpose was to help prevent, prepare and respond to coronavirus.

Out of the $1.1 billion given to the city, over $280,00 was just given to one non-profit: CHAT.

And CHAT founding member Robert Trausch is thrilled.

“It means 22 more beds that CHAT can bring in families in crisis and help stabilize them, help get them services, teach them about how to be a good tenant and help with children," said Trausch. "So, every aspect of life that they need help, we can help with that.” 

RELATED: Chico City council to discuss allocating COVID-19 fund towards homeless solutions

The intent is to bring transitional shelter to the homeless who are vulnerable to getting COVID-19.

Trausch said the funding will go straight to families who do not have jobs and help them with housing costs and other services.

Above all, they want to help bring the homeless back on their feet.

Trausch continued, “Our goal always is to have people pay their way because that is something that makes them feel better about themselves. That’s the whole idea of our program is responsibility and help them feel better about themselves and be successful.”

It’s up to the city council as to when they will get the money, but CHAT hopes it will come soon.

The city council only has less than two weeks to come up with a solution for the homeless after it was considered unlawful for kicking the homeless out of the parks.

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